Mitten Foundation exists to enhance and elevate our community by utilizing the resources of The Mitten Brewing Co. and partners.
What began with a fundraiser to benefit a new non-profit partner every month, has since evolved into Mitten Foundation. In February of 2017, we received status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and with it the opportunity to expand our involvement in the community.
New and creative ways to fundraise, and identifying the areas in need of immediate help are just some of the ways the community impact has expanded.
Mitten Foundation partners with local organizations in distress by raising funds and awareness. With the help of its staff and customers, Mitten Foundation and The Mitten Brewing Company has raised more than $150,000 for local organizations since 2012.
The foundation's criteria for choosing non-profit partners is twofold: the organization must be local, and they must be small enough that the donation will make a measurable difference. The foundation strives to connect each dollar donated to the effect it has.
The Mitten Brewing Company was humbled to receive the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professional’s 2015 “President’s Award” in recognition of its commitment to fundraising. The company plans to expand its community involvement efforts as it grows, and they recently started an employee volunteer program that provides staff with opportunities to become personally involved with non-profit partners.